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Publisher's Summary

A wonderful collection of 50 of the best classic ghost stories ever written.

  • 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith
  • 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton
  • 'The Screaming Skull' by F. Marion Crawford
  • 'The Ghost in the Cupboard Room' by Wilkie Collins
  • 'The Shadow on the Blind' by Louisa Baldwin
  • 'A Ghost's Revenge' by Lettice Galbraith
  • 'The Lost Ghost' by Mary Wilkins-Freeman
  • 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie
  • 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon
  • 'The Dust Cloud' by E. F. Benson
  • 'The Haunted Dolls' House' by M. R. James
  • 'For the Blood Is the Life' by F. Marion Crawford
  • 'Miss Mary Pask' by Edith Wharton
  • 'Mrs Raeburn's Waxwork' by Eleanor Smith
  • 'The Man with the Roller' by E. G. Swain
  • 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow
  • 'The Diary of Mr. Poynter' by M. R. James
  • 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'They' by Rudyard Kipling
  • 'The Evil Clergyman' by H. P. Lovecraft

Plus 30 more classic ghost stories....

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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  • Burke Rakers
  • 2018-02-04

Wonderful selection of classic stories.

Some very obscure gems make for an interesting trip through the late 1800's/early 1900's. More 'haunting' than 'horrific', it still does include a few genuine chills.

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  • D. Fratini
  • 2017-10-31

Eccentric Reading

I love these stories, but I am having some trouble with Dobson's reading, and I mean no offense to her. Her accent and intonations are unusual, and somehow I find them... not conducive to paying attention. I guess I am having a hard time following the tone of the tales, so I get distracted and find I haven't been listening for 15-20 minutes. I start over, same problem. A bit sad because I love ghost stories so, and was looking forward to hours of them, but, not working for me.

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  • Ananda's Grove
  • 2018-12-08

This narrator is terrible

Cathy Dobson, while a clear reader, is both monotone and inclined to a sing song rhythm. If you’re looking for a reader to put you to sleep, this one will do it. It’s a real shame, because this is a solid collection, and at more than 24 hours of material, a goldmine of great stories.

It’s too bad the narration is someplace between teeth grittingly annoying and so monotonous that listening while operating heavy machinery would be treacherous. Every character sounds the same, be they beggar or Earl, male, female, or ghost.

I’m going to avoid everything else this narrator has done.

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  • Jonathan Wilwerding
  • 2017-12-23

Great Narrator.

The stories in this collection are all of the highest possible quality; they are classics. So, what makes them a great or a not so great audio book is the narrator. This narrator is not an actor she is a story teller and a great one at that. I can listen to her voice for longer than any other narrator I have heard so far and I have over 200 titles in my library. If you are looking for someone who does all the imagination for you, you will be disappointed but if you are looking for someone who will wake up and enthrall your native imagination and let the beauty of the writing speak for itself then you will love it.

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  • The Whole Truth
  • 2016-06-19

Great stories ! Really annoying narrator !!

This is an interesting, diverse choice of stories of good quality.
I dread the narration.

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  • Kathy
  • 2016-06-20

I agree on narration

Good narration is the heart of an audiobook - cannot understand this narrator and
just gave up on it. And believe me, I listen to lots of ghost stories and mysteries.

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  • David & Rosa
  • 2019-02-15

The narrator is the problem with these stories

Do you like to hear an extremely affected voice narrate stories in what sounds to be a forced-English accent? It is so over-acted it detracts from every story. Her pronunciation and emphasis are as irritating as they are distracting and this all takes away from every story she reads. Hard pass on anything narrated by Cathy Dobson. (Maybe this is less annoying to someone who was born and raised in Brittain? ) Now, if this were Patrick Stewart narrating this, I'm sure I would have been riveted to these same stories, so it's not the accent, it's the jerky-timing and forced enunciation.

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  • Benjamin J McCann
  • 2019-01-31

Really well done

Cheers !!!!! To all who had a hand in putting this performance on. The authors to the narrator really delivered on this one. Thank you ALL

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  • Always shopping
  • 2018-12-14

Nightmares

Couldn't listen to this at night because it gave me nightmares every time,guaranteed! ;) Great stories other wise!

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  • Christine
  • 2018-10-08

I could not get through 5 minutes

I am certain that the stories are amazing, but I could not follow along due to the narrator’s style. I do not wish to offend her (and I see that others enjoyed her style) but it did not work for me.

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